CARS, the premier event for automotive service professionals, has announced the involvement of Maylan Newton, CEO and senior director of ESi, and Bob Greenwood, president/CEO of Automotive Aftermarket E-Learning Center Ltd., in the inaugural Service Repair Leadership Forum (SRLF). Newton and Greenwood will moderate and deliver training at the forum on July 24 during the NACE | CARS 2015 conference and exposition, taking place on July 21-25 at the COBO Center in Detroit.
The Service Repair Leadership Forum is comprised of leadership from all industry segments in the automotive service repair industry. The forum provides the industry an opportunity to discuss issues, share knowledge, network with decision-makers and gain insight into the future of the industry. SRLF, limited to 200 attendees, is open to all individuals and companies interested in advancing the automotive industry. To celebrate the inauguration of the event, a private reception will be held from 4-6 p.m. on July 23. The SRLF Forum will begin at 7:30 a.m. on Friday and will conclude at 1 p.m.
This event will mark Newton and Greenwood’s first time partnering together. They will instruct two programs at the forum, in addition to acting as co-masters of ceremony. The first program, titled ‘Marketing in Today’s World Without Mentioning Price,” will address marketing in the industry, and the second will address shop profitability and efficiency, titled “True Numbers and Opening Your Eyes to Profitability & Efficiency.”
Other forum topics include:
• The State of the Industry – The current state of repair shops, technicians, consumers and vehicles
• Parts Quality – Identify how suppliers impact the quality of parts and the impact of returns
• Periodic Motor Vehicle Inspections – International & U.S. perspective with moderator Bob Redding
• Multi Shop Operators – Growing beyond the first location
• SRLF will conclude with a presentation on Emissions Programs
Donny Seyfer, co-owner of Seyfer Automotive Inc. and chairman of Automotive Service Association (ASA), stated, “We are very excited about the inaugural year of our Service and Repair Leadership Forum. ASA has created another first for CARS by providing our attendees access to the people who shape and change the industry. Attending this program and all of the CARS programs will give you a competitive advantage in all facets of your business.